Category Archives: Beating Back the Aging Process (ha!)

The chronicles of a very lazy, fairly unkempt, cheapskate trying to deal with being over-40.

Back in the Swing of Things

I am a child of routine. I like knowing where I’m supposed to be and for how long I’m supposed to be there. It’s part of what makes teaching so appealing. Some people are horrified by timed bells; I am … Continue reading

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Boobs are Cooler than Guns. And Getting Old is not a Crime.

Today, at a kiddie birthday party, a friend and I watched groups of kids playing arcade games — one of which was a hunting game fully equipped with two colorful rifles and the other of which was a pinball game … Continue reading

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The Big Girl in the Room

I smiled, maybe a little too widely, at the woman who walked up to the barre to take the spot next to me. She had a poochy belly, like me. Her face, lovely as it was, showed a softness, contrasting … Continue reading

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Learn to Love You.

“I am a rare and magnificent gift to the Universe. Behold, and cherish me.” This image* reminded me of when I wrote this old post about a Zumba teacher’s encouragement to appreciate yourself. Give a hug to the most important … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Hide & Seek

It’s really Mean Mommy Hide & Seek. And it really is mean on some level. But I feel like you’ll understand when you hear some context. On rainy days, we play a variety of games – you know, once I … Continue reading

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Self-Love: Safe for Work Edition

I’m not going to keep blaming Hurricane Sandy for feeling off-kilter. At some point, I have to take responsibility for this unbalanced, stuffed-calendar, eating Teddy Grahams from the box, sniffing laundry to see if it’s clean, forgetting birthdays, honking at … Continue reading

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Morning Story – Fiction for The Speakeasy

Whoever can find the most references to the Speakeasy photo prompt (<—- find it there!) in this flash fiction gets to choose from some fantabulous books that I will send to your door. Leave answers in comments.  You’ve got until Monday … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: The Many Uses of the iPad

This has nothing to do with seeing things around town – a friend shared this with me, and I can’t help it. It’s apropos to many of my ambivalent feelings about these iDevices. They seem to have the ability to … Continue reading

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Neti Pot Fail

I suffer greatly from seasonal allergies.  They come at least twice a year.  One year, in addition to the usual puffy, red, leaking eyes and nose,  I got hives all over my arms, mid-section, and legs – apparently due to … Continue reading

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George Hamilton Inspired Eyebrow Waxing

When I was ten years old, I saw Love at First Bite.  I fell head over heels for George Hamilton.  I didn’t get that it was supposed to be a comedy, but I’m sure that made it more accessible and … Continue reading

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